Spinner blade under a dink float? You bet your A**…..

Posted: March 18, 2012 by Hellcat in Fish Reports, Gear Fishing, Salmon, Trout & Steelhead
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The infamous spinner blade under a dink float fooled this chunky buck today. Fooled me too.

Any of you who know my Dad know he’s no stranger to fishing spinner blades on barrel swivels and split rings under a fixed dink float. Certainly it’s been a point of contention between us on many occasion when I’ve kindly asked him to switch over to a jig, a plastic or a drift rig. Today was going in exactly this direction.

As we walked up to the river bank with snow and sleet pelting us in the face I explained the rigs I planned on running. Kind of talking and rigging at the same time. You know…river bank chatter. Rig talk. He mentioned he was planning on running some of his Cascade arsenal and I asked him what color and size. As I turned to look at his jig….I noticed it wasn’t a jig at all: It was a spinner blade under a fixed dink float.

I actually heard myself saying “NO” to him. It was instinctive. He muttered something to effect he was just going to ‘flip it out there a few times’ before running some jigs. I looked him square in the eye and said “I guess I’ll let you prove me wrong.” Indeed he did. Before I could even get my first line mend into my first cast I heard him yell ‘fish on’. I was totally jazzed and certainly so was he.

I ran back down the river and turned on my video camera to capture the end of the battle and the land. I still can’t believe it as I write it. I’ll never flip him any crap about his spinner blade/dink rig again. Especially since I blanked today and he didn’t. Incredible. Way to go dad. Movie to come soon.

  1. The Hustler says:

    Sal, you animal! Nice work. Being faithful in trying that method everytime has paid off. Now if onlky Chris made a statement like he would eat sand or lick your boots, that’d been great.

  2. Steve says:

    Hey Sal, that’s a beauty!! never thought to float my spinner from a bobber. Will have to give that one a try.

  3. Right on SAL!!! That is awesome. Very interesting technique to say the least. I LOVE learning new things. I’m going to think about this whole method and play with it for sure.
    That photo is classic. Sal’s ear to ear “I TOLD YA SO” grin is priceless 🙂 🙂 🙂

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